Faculty | Staff


Jason Irwin

Director of Finance and Administration

Pauline Prater

Administrative and Facilities Manager

Judy Womack

Administrative Associate / Receptionist

Deborah Freitas

Associate Director of Finance and Administration

Corrine Sanchez

Faculty Affairs Coordinator

Scott McAllister

Senior Financial Analyst

Stephanie Harrington

Residency/Fellowship Coordinator

Jay Ramirez

Financial Analyst

Danielle deLeon

Web Manager

Adult Cardiac Surgery

Yesenia Perez

Executive Associate to Dr. Joseph Woo

Lisa Sarkisian

Administrative Associate to Dr. Craig Miller

Judith Sang

Cardiac Surgery Coordinator

Kay Alexander

Thoracic Surgery Database Coordinator

Hillary Hite

Associate to Dr. Joseph Woo

Mel Rosete

Administrative Associate to Drs. Jack Boyd, Anson Lee, and Michael Dake

Roberto Vargas

Cardiovascular Surgery Assistant Clinic Manager

Cindy Jeon

Surgery Coordinator for Dr. D. Craig Miller

Diane Starrett

Administrative Associate to Dr. Yasuhiro Shudo, Outreach Faculty,  and Jason Irwin

Maria Caimol

Cardiovascular Surgery Coordinator

Juan Ayala

Cardiac Surgery Coordinator

Liz Pope

Administrative Associate to Drs. Philip Oyer,  Claire Watkins, and William Hiesinger

Pardis Babzani

Cardiovascular Surgery Coordinator

Veronica Cendejas

Aortic Follow Up Program Surgery Coordinator

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Marlene Charles

Staff Supervisor and Clinical Coordinator

Mary Devega

Administrative Associate

Debbie Parsons

New Patient Coordinator

Marilou Sugimoto

Pediatric Surgery Coordinator

Lorraine Rael-Haro

Data Entry Specialist

Michal Palmon, BSc, MPH

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Clinical Outcomes Director

Thoracic Surgery

Donna Yoshida

Administrative Associate to
Drs. Joseph Shrager and Natalie Lui

Ja'Vonne M. Smith

Administrative Associate to Drs. Leah Backhus and Mark Berry

Lisa Zhou, MD, PhD

Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Trials Coordinators

Kokil Bakshi

Clinical Research Coordinator

Sally Sedadi

Clinical Research Coordinator

Tiffany Flores

Clinical Research Coordinator

Rachelle Villanueva

Clinical Research Coordinator Associate

Christine Kesekwa

Clinical Research Coordinator

Off Campus-Administrative Support Contacts

Santa Clara Valley
Medical Center

Tracie Zarubi
Medical Administrative Associate
751 S. Bacom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 885-6191

Pediatric Heart Program
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Kimberlee Gondolf & Julie Farrar 
Sacramento Clinic Manager 
5301 F Street   #213 
Sacramento, CA  95819 
(916) 733-1400